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“Reasonably, good food nice place”
Review of Risotto

Risotto
Ranked #52 of 696 Restaurants in Albany
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Reasonably, good food nice place, Would recommend, good but not special. Apps are good simple but nice atmosphere.

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

The entrees are generous in size, tastefully prepare to order and a side salad is included.
The staff was gracious in accommodating dietary restrictions to the best of their ability. I have eaten here multiple times.

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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We had a very tasty lunch, the salad was especially tasty. Unfortunately the service was exceptionally slow

Thank Molly W
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

This was recommended by one of the people dining with us but I'd never been. I was pleasantly surprised at the pleasant bartender who talked to us while we waited for the rest of the group to come. Told us about happy hour specials, etc.
We all found something we wanted and our appetizers were excellent, calamari and some special. Our dinners were plentiful and we all enjoyed every bite. I can't wait to go again.

Thank signlady61
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

It is only natural that if you go to a restaurant that has a particular dish as part of its name you would expect that dish to be the restaurant's specialty. So you try the pizza at Tony's Pizzeria, the oysters at the Otto's Oyster Bar, the ramen at Toshi's House of Ramen, and the pickles at Emma's Pickle Emporium. Right?

Wrong! Or maybe we're just not a natural couple. We only tried food from the Tapas section of the menu on our first visit to Risotto, so we never got to try any of their risotto. Well, they did have four different preparations of this northern Italian rice dish, but the Tapas menu had about five times as many offerings of non-risotto dishes and many of them were singing out to us. So the risotto will just have to wait for the next visit. For the record, there were also about eight entrees that don't include risotto.

The Tzatziki sauce in the Mediterranean Plate ($10) was excellent. This plate also included stuffed grape leaves, mixed olives, and a cherry pepper relish that were very good, and prosciutto wrapped melon that was just okay.

The Falafel Plate ($7) had two large excellent falafel croquettes along with a very good roasted red pepper hummus and a very ordinary traditional hummus.

The mussels in the Bourbon Mussels ($9) were tender but very small and my wife was turned off by the texture of the sun-dried tomatoes in the bourbon cream sauce. I thought that she might have thought the sauce was too sweet for her or that the bacon flavor was too predominant, but she was fine with those two characteristics, just as I was.

The Stuffed Trio ($9) of braised pork and goat cheese stuffed piquillo pepper, crab and Gorgonzola stuffed mushroom, and panko encrusted deviled egg with horseradish cream, were all very good but not outstanding.

Service was a tag-team of several individuals who were pleasant enough, but their coordination seemed very haphazard. However, we were able to promptly receive an additional basket of pita when we asked.

Only bottled beer is available and pretty much run of the mill brands at that, the exception being a couple of hard ciders. The vinyl covering on our table seemed sticky in places and the noise level was very high in the small dining room we occupied. It was much too easy to hear the conversation of the foursome on one side and the twosome on the other without even trying to eavesdrop.

1  Thank Roger K
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